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|On May 27, 2017, bondra76 Castle Pines, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:
Received my first shipment yesterday from BP
|On May 9, 2017, mossbound tooele, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:
Posted on May 12, 2011, updated May 9, 2017
On May 9th, 2017, mossbound added the following:
Recd this year's order & plants were better packaged than ever, all were large, hearty & healthy. All seem to be settling in to the garden well. I have ordered from Bluestone for years & have moved plants from one location to another & even across country with very good results. Love these people!
|On Apr 27, 2017, GusCooper Marysville, OH wrote:
Just received my order of Yucca filamentosa "Bright Edge," and I couldn't be happier. I've placed several orders with Bluestone Perennials over the years and they have consistently met or exceeded my expectations. A fantastic company to deal with. Highly recommended.
|On Apr 24, 2017, Mid12nt Stone Mountain, GA wrote:
Bluestone Perennials is a reliable, high quality nursery. I ordered a wide variety of plants from them and they sent the plants when I requested, and every single plant was in excellent health and much larger than I expected. It is a pleasure purchasing from them.
|On Apr 24, 2017, VA_GARDEN Hood, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Have been ordering from Bluestone for many years and am consistently happy with their plants. Customer service is great; the few problems I have had with orders have been quickly and fairly resolved. I particularly appreciate the ease with which additional plants can be added to an existing order. I also prefer the smaller size of their shrubs, as it makes them easier to add to existing beds. I do remove plants from the coir pots before planting. I like to loosen the roots and make sure they are in contact with my native soil, which seems to work well.
|On Apr 19, 2017, mal28 Chagrin Falls, OH wrote:
Because I live close to their greenhouse, I drove up there and was extremely impressed. They had hugh selection of very healthy and reasonably priced perennials
|On Apr 18, 2017, kanron Topeka, KS wrote:
A big order of perennial flowers came today. All perfectly packed and healthy. I am once again very pleased with the whole process and this a go-to vendor for my gardening needs.
|On Apr 18, 2017, Pberkley Municipality of Monroeville, PA wrote:
Love Bluestone. Always got their magazine and a couple years ago opened up a whole new section where I could plant flowers. We took a ride one day to the nursery. It was 4 hours away, but worth the drive! There were so many plants I didn't know which way to go first! Ordered several hundred dollars of plants. Did lose a few, but never bothered to call and tell them because I know they would have replaced them. They told me their plants are guaranteed. There are some nurseries that will give you 30 days and if you lose the plant, they'll replace it, sometimes. Bluestone stands by their word. They told me if any plant I purchased from them does not come back the next year and is a perennial, they will replace it, just call them! I was quite impressed with this alone! I am quite happy with Bluestone and have continued to order from them and will do so in the future. The selection is great, the catalog is alphabetical so things are easy to find. Wish it was closer to home because if it was, I know I'd be ordering even more than I currently do. It's all the shipping costs that hold me back. They are not out of reason by any means, but I love flowers and could order away which can get quite expensive with shipping costs. Cant speak highly enough about this company! All plants come in great shape ready to plant.
|On Apr 16, 2017, sutkar Louisville, KY wrote:
I ordered multiple plants - hollies, viburnums, sedums and daylilies. When it came time to ship, they were out of the variety of holly that I had ordered and contacted me to offer options, which included a refund or substitution with a different variety. I chose substitution, the variety they suggested was actually a couple of dollars more per plant. The plants arrived packaged wonderfully and in good shape. I am very happy with the order and will order more from this company.
|On Mar 4, 2017, Sterling1940 Talent, OR wrote:
We moved to Oregon recently, and I am into the process of rehabilitating the somewhat neglected, depleted garden. I took a chance on Bluestone because I love mums. They feature many varieties I am unable to obtain locally. I also ordered hollyhocks and monarda.
|On Dec 2, 2016, GardenManDonald GLENSHAW, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:
Have ordered from this company several times and am always pleased with the products and the service. I've been especially happy with their clematis and mums. Will buy from them again.
|On Sep 17, 2016, ColoradoLeo Longmont, CO wrote:
My Golden lotus Hellebore arrived secured so well in a box defending it from damage even if it were thrown off the delivery truck. I am grateful for their care in packaging. The roots were all over the little 'pot' and look enthusiastic. There were very clear instructions included in the shipment, describing the stresses and why giving it water immediately is a good idea, etc., even to the detail of allowing the plant to 'rest' a couple days in some shade just to get acclimated. They show some care for their plants - a good sign!
|On Jun 17, 2016, katococo Mandan, ND wrote:
Last year, I ordered plants a couple of times from Bluestone. One plant, a clematis, started to grow, then died. I informed Bluestone, and they refunded my money. This year, I noticed that 4 plants from one of those orders did not come up. I notified Bluestone this week (Monday), and within a day, got an email that they were replacing the order. I received 3 of the plants (4th is scheduled to be shipped in the fall) on Thursday. The plants are always packaged well, and these plants seem pretty healthy. I do agree with some of the comments I've seen about those pots they use, though - I don't think they should be left on the plant when planting. I did cut off the pots on some of the plants I got last year, and those seem to be the ones that came up this year. Those that came up (i.e., from previous orders) look good. Although I've had some problems with plants, Bluestone has been very good about standing behind their claim of guaranteeing their plants.
|On Jun 14, 2016, mike6710301 Staten Island, NY wrote:
Posted on June 14, 2016, updated June 14, 2016
On June 14th, 2016, mike6710301 changed the rating from neutral to negative and added the following:
Edited to reflect wrong rating.
|On Jun 11, 2016, Contutti York, ME wrote:
I have ordered from Bluestone many times over the years and have always been impressed with the packaging and healthy condition of the plants on arrival. They arrive 2 days after being shipped and an e-mail notifies they have been sent.Before Memorial Day this year, I called to ask that an order be sent after the weekend, as I would not have been here when it arrived to tend to it. Although the plants had been packaged for shipping that AM, the rep said she would halt it and that the plants would be unpacked and taken care of until the following Tuesday. When ordering, I have never had to wait for a representative to take my order or answer my questions. All representatives have been helpful, patient , friendly and good natured. Bluestone stands by their guarantee absolutely and cheerfully.This is such a fun place to buy plants with their winter Friday 50% off specials and other random sales to give us incentives to continue filling out our gardens , I love that you can continue adding to your order all winter and early spring and be charged once for shipping, depending on the total order. Customer service is important to continue sales. That coupled with growing vigorous healthy plants is the key to customer's goodwill and satisfaction and to Bluestone's success.
|On Jun 8, 2016, Pinetucky Swainsboro, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I ordered 3 clematis plants from the sale. They arrived with a good bit of soil spilled from the pots, but otherwise fine. Two of the plants looked wonderful, larger than expected, very healthy. The third one was a bit small and a couple of the leaves were turning dark but plant overall looked healthy. I will pot these up and let them grow a bit more before putting them in the ground.
|On Jun 1, 2016, hswargo Coudersport, PA wrote:
I have ordered many perennials from this company and they always ship vigorous, healthy plants that root well and take off. I only order perennials from other places when I can't find them on Bluestone's site or they are out of stock. They have never disappointed me.
|On May 28, 2016, garyj59 Sheboygan, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on May 7, 2003, updated May 28, 2016
On May 28th, 2016, garyj59 added the following:
In March 2015 I placed an order and received healthy and well packaged plants. Over the winter I lost only one plant,
an Azalea Bollywood which I received free with a coupon, so I didn't complain. It was the only plant I planted in the coir pot, the rest I sliced the pot off and planted with great success. In May 2016 I placed an order and again received healthy and well packaged plants, I cut the coir pots off and planted them and their doing fine. I'm still not sold on their coir pots, But Bluestone is one of the best mail order companies out there.
|On May 20, 2016, Nbeaton59 Richmond, VA wrote:
I wish there was a choice for Extra supremely positive. My experiences with Bluestone Perrenials have exceeded my expectations several times over every single time. My first order I was apprehensive about what quality plants I would get. So glad there was no need to worry. All the plants were healthy and thrived after planting. I have since placed four other orders and have always been delighted with their products and service. I did have one plant arrive in somewhat poor shape but it was immediately replaced when I called. The woman I spoke to couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. I wasn't even sure if I even needed a replacement since I hadn't even planted the plant but she assured me she would send a replacement immediately. This is a fabulous company with high quality and affordable perrenials. I'll be ordering from them regularly.
|On May 11, 2016, kadybug Seattle, WA wrote:
I spent a good amount of money on some perennials. I followed the instructions but most of the plants died. Such a waste.
On May 11, 2016, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
"On May 16, 2016 3:43 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
We are sorry to hear about the plants you lost. Please be in touch so that we can reship or refund. Your plants are guaranteed. We also have a Help Desk that could answer any questions you might have about replanting. 800-852-5243"
|On May 5, 2016, kawand33 Lansing, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:
I like that Bluestone offers various specials throughout the season and that they will combine orders that have not shipped yet to help save the customer on shipping costs. I ordered a Clematis Sapphire Indigo plant and three Tricyrtis formosana Gilt Edge plants - all of which arrived in excellent condition. They were unable to fulfill my order for Dicentra Burning Heart, which understandably, sometimes happens with live goods, but provided excellent customer service in notifying me and offering to switch that item out with a similar plant or provide a refund. I am very satisfied with the plants I received from this company and would highly recommend them to other gardeners.
|On Apr 27, 2016, ctgrower Stratford, CT wrote:
Posted on May 8, 2009, updated April 27, 2016
On April 27th, 2016, ctgrower added the following:
Contacted Bluestone about a plant I ordered last Autumn which didn't make it, and they are sending me a replacement. Don't know of any other place that delivers what they promise: 100% Guaranteed Satisfaction. Also received a new order a few days ago, and each plant was healthy and well-rooted. Can see new growth already and can't wait to see them in bloom. The "Dark Stockings" daylily had FOUR fans! Love this place! Great plants, amazing selection, and superb customer service.
|On Apr 19, 2016, camicalm New York City, NY wrote:
I purchased several perennials this year for urban container gardening from Bluestone Perennials, including a hosta, some hydrangeas, a heuchera, and some Lysimachia Aurea. I placed the order in March; they shipped in April when the danger of frost was mostly past, and they emailed me when the order had shipped. The package arrived promptly; the plants were excellently packed and in great condition. Other than the heuchera (which is looking much less healthy than when it arrived), they are all thriving. Will order again.
On Apr 19, 2016, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
"On Apr 19, 2016 3:39 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
Thanks camicalm! Let us know if the Heuchera continues to decline - your plants are guaranteed."
|On Mar 3, 2016, ricknancydill Oneonta, AL wrote:
I've ordered from a lot of catalogs and I must admit that Bluestone tops them all. The plants were in wonderful condition; they were exactly what I ordered; they came with good instructions; and the pots they arrived in are really ideal. I just had to share this information with others who, like me, have had many less than satisfactory experiences with mail-order plants!
|On Feb 21, 2016, Illinigardener Port Byron, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
Posted on January 13, 2016, updated February 21, 2016
On January 13th, 2016, Illinigardener changed the rating from positive to negative and added the following:
I finally have to update my old comments.
I\'ve ordered from Bluestone for many years. But this is NOT the Bluestone of old.
Several years ago they changed from 3 pack ordering. The plant sizes didn\'t change but the prices tripled. I continued to order from them to get varieties I couldn\'t get locally. But increasingly I\'m finding more selection locally. For example last year I ordered Echinacea PowWow(3 at $37.50). Later I found the same plants locally that were 3 times larger and $2/plant less!!
I also ordered 2 Daphne shrubs. What I got were plants which were a stem w/2 leaves. One died within a month. I didn\'t bother to complain because what\'s the point of getting another 2 leave-4\" high plant!! The other survived but I don\'t think I\'ll live long enough to see it grow to 2\' high. White Flower Farm and Klehm\'s are expensive with high shipping costs but at least from them you get a shrub that is more than a twig in a 2\" pot.
Sorry Bluestone, you have slipped in price and quality and no longer deserve my business...
On February 21st, 2016, Illinigardener changed the rating from negative to positive and added the following:
Bluestone contacted me, apologized for the poor quality Daphne shrubs, and reimbursed me for their cost.
I appreciate their good customer service.
I will continue to use them for perennial varieties that I can't find locally.
However, I don't believe I will order any shrubs from them in the future.
On Feb 21, 2016, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
"On Jan 18, 2016 12:14 PM, Bluestone Perennials responded with:
Hello, Illinigardener! I am sorry to hear you were disappointed in your latest shipment. Last spring's extended periods of rain and lack of sun presented some unexpected challenges for all mid-west gardeners, but especially for us on a commercial scale. From your description, the Daphne never should have been shipped, and we apologize that it was. It does not sound from your post that you allowed us to reship (at no charge to you, of course) so I will contact you via Dmail to offer to replace from our new crop or refund. I would like to clarify that all of our material is now in a 3 1/2" square x 4" deep pot, where 5 years ago, we were in a 2 1/2" square x 3" deep. The results are a plant 2-3 times the size of our older material. I hope you will give us the chance to prove that to you this spring!"
|On Feb 4, 2016, Mipii (Robin) Blissfield, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:
My review is actually Very Positive, I've been purchasing from Bluestone Perennials for many years. On a couple of occasions I've lost plants via they hadn't come up the following year.
|On Jan 15, 2016, NJIrisGuy Toms River, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have ordered from Bluestone Perennials for quite a few years. Last year I ordered 9 Creeping Phlox that have all done very well. This year I have ordered 3 Clematis. I have never had a problem with Bluestone Perennials. The only issue I have is with their use of Fiber Pots. These pots are not biodegradeable, and do not disintegrate. I end up cutting the plants out of these pots prior to planting. I really wish they would not use these pots. They are unattractive in the garden.
|On Nov 17, 2015, Jadwin59 Rochester, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
I ordered about $800 worth of perennials, annuals, and bulbs from Bluestone this season. We were landscaping a half-acre garden and I decided to mail-order hard-to-find plants and cultivars. I am an experienced gardener who's mail-ordered plants many times before, sometimes with mixed or negative results.
|On Oct 15, 2015, Shaken Scottdale, PA wrote:
I placed an order for about 10 shade perennials and they were at my front door 3 days later. Most of the plants were on sale and the prices were competitive with what I saw on other online retailers. They were packaged very well and all the plants look very healthy. Would recommend Bluestone 100%
|On Sep 20, 2015, ellenfoster Hinesburg, VT wrote:
plants arrived well packaged and the daylilies I ordered were in good order. The blue grass samples were small, although, because of their pots, I could see that they had not just been re-potted into a larger pot, as some nurseries do. Each time I order from them, about every year or so, I find that the plants I order are smaller than I expected.
|On Jul 28, 2015, enviroplanter Spring House, PA wrote:
Posted on May 26, 2015, updated July 28, 2015
On May 26th, 2015, enviroplanter changed the rating from neutral to positive and added the following:
I ordered from them again this year and was very pleasantly surprised. The plants arrived in great shape (their packing is minimal and truly ingenious), and the biodegradable pots make planting very easy. All plants have survived and are doing well. Definitely the place to go for perennials.
On July 28th, 2015, enviroplanter changed the rating from positive to neutral and added the following:
I'm not so sure now about the coir pots. I had occasion to dig up some of their plants that I planted earlier this year; in some cases the roots had developed well through the pot, but in others (same variety in the same location) there was practically no root development.
|On Jul 9, 2015, BeaGardener Lexington, MA wrote:
I ordered 3 pink agastache plants ("Raspberry Summer"). Plants arrived in great condition, except they were not what I ordered. They had the correct tags in the pots, but they were purple--not even close to pink! I called right away and Bluestone Customer Service took great care of me. I got replacements within 2 days and the plants are doing great! I would definitely order from them again.
|On Jul 8, 2015, sierra77 Cedar Valley, OK (Zone 6b) wrote:
I ordered several plants from Bluestone Perennials this spring. All arrived quickly and were in great shape except for one. It was in its last death throes. I contacted customer service and explained the situation. They offered me credit or a replacement plant. The plant I had ordered was out of stock so I chose a different type of plant. Bluestone sent it Priority Mail and I received it in two days! Very nice, healthy plant, at no charge! You can't ask for more than that. I think they try very hard to live up to expectations but mistakes are always going to happen. I am very pleased with their service.
|On Jun 27, 2015, Gumneckdg Richmond, VA wrote:
My past orders from Bluestone have included many perennials and more recently shrubs - abelia, variegated boxwood and false cypress. The shrubs arrived small and I kept in pots for a while, burying the pots in the ground over the winter. All the plants are now in the ground and thriving. This is a good company that I enjoy doing business with. I also like the fact that they keep past orders online in your account info. Helps me every time I forget whether that hydrangea I ordered is a pink diamond or quick fire hydrangea or what.
|On Jun 12, 2015, SpringPeeper Willows, CA wrote:
FedEx lost my package and I contacted Bluestone Perennials for some info FedEx wanted for the claim. Bluestone, without being asked (since it was not their fault) reshipped the order, and the plants arrived healthy and lovely looking. I was surprised by how proactive they were with customer service. I will definitely be looking at Bluestone when making future gardening plans.
|On Jun 11, 2015, homeharvester Canfield, OH wrote:
Huge pat on the back for this company; order was shipped when promised but I was unable to get the package open until 7 days later. One plant was a little wilted (it is resting in my shaded nursery area and already doing better), everything else is fine, root balls are still hydrated. Great job. I'm not crazy about their pots; I've found that the rim needs to be cut off, otherwise, the pots wick the water away from the plant after it is in the ground. Small price to pay for excellent plants and service.
|On Jun 7, 2015, edgar2975 San Jose, CA wrote:
I ordered two Clematis Rebecca, and Rosemoor. Plants arrived in excellent condition and delivery was on schedule. I will most likely order from Bluestone again.
|On Jun 5, 2015, coriaceous ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:
Posted on February 1, 2014, updated June 5, 2015
On June 5th, 2015, coriaceous added the following:
I ordered again this year. I stand by what I said. However, Bluestone's prices and shipping charges have been growing. When I first ordered from them, both were much more economical than any other online nursery. Now they are significantly pricier than average.
|On May 30, 2015, doghill6 Central Point, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:
We used to order all the time when they sold the 3-pack of small plants for a very reasonable price. Then we stopped for a few years and meanwhile they changed to the coir and the higher prices, so we didn't use them although they do have nice stuff. This year we sent in 2 orders and both were great with nice plants arriving quickly and in good health. But we do cut away the coir, which seems like kind of a waste. The plants are too expensive, however, to take a chance with it.